Rupirana cardosoi Heyer, 1999

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Paratelmatobiinae > Genus: Rupirana > Species: Rupirana cardosoi

Rupirana cardosoi Heyer, 1999, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 112: 37. Holotype: MZUSP 62035, by original designation. Type locality: "Mucujê, Bahia, Brazil, 13° 00′ S, 41° 23′ W".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the northern portion of the Serra do Espinaço, Bahia, Brazil, ca. 1200 m elevation. See comment regarding cryptic species. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 623. See Juncá and Lugli, 2009, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 4: 173-178, for discussion of biological attributes. Santos, Magalhães, Lyra, Zaher, Giasson, Garcia, Carnaval, and Haddad, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 148 (106819): 1–18, noted a cryptic species in the state of Bahia (Morro de Chapéu), Brazil. 

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